Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 was a huge success!

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RC tanks roll into Maker Faire.

Tiny R/C Tanks Converge on Bay Area for Battle

“I have always been interested in tracked vehicles,” says Seth Abrahams. Abrahams is a member of the Bay Area Tankers club, a group of R/C tank enthusiasts who promote the hobby of scale model armored vehicles. Abrahams brought his 1/16th scale RC tanks to Maker Fair Bay Area last year, […]

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Empathy VR Telepresence Rig Uses Oculus Rift to Connect Distant Friends

Empathy VR Telepresence Rig Uses Oculus Rift to Connect Distant Friends

Tatsuki Adaniya started his Virtual Reality (VR) project as a way to keep in touch with his long distance girlfriend. He wanted something more personal than texting or even Skype. He wanted something that would let him feel like he was in the same room, sharing the same view as […]

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10 Places To Get Your Fashion Fix At Maker Faire

10 Places To Get Your Fashion Fix At Maker Faire

Designers are always pushing the boundaries with fashion and the place to see this happening is Maker Faire Bay Area. Every year there is always something interesting to see. People are continuously experimenting with new ways to upcycle old clothing and incorporate technology into designs that stretch the imagination. Last […]

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Red-Hot Steel and Green Fire Make Gilly A Sight to Behold

Red-Hot Steel and Green Fire Make Gilly A Sight to Behold

“Does it move?” This is one of the most common questions you’ll hear if you happen to be standing near Gilly, a giant stainless steel sculpture by Orion Fredricks. The swooping curves, anatomically inspired construction, and lifelike posture make it feel as though Gilly is about to turn and look […]

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See What Happens When a 9 Year Old Hacks a Chicken Coop

See What Happens When a 9 Year Old Hacks a Chicken Coop

If you’ve ever had chickens, you know that the morning trip out to acquire fresh eggs can sometimes be less than pleasant, especially if it is raining or cold out. Leo Southam, 9, decided to do something about that unpleasant trip. He rigged up a simple gutter system to deliver […]

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